Crittercam: White Shark

  • Crittercam® is on the scene at Seal Island, South Africa, home to Cape fur seals, and the realm of the great white shark. Great whites are protected as an endangered species here, but it’s the seals that need protection. Wild Chronicles prowls the ocean floor with a great white shark on the hunt. Join a high-speed chase from the shark’s point of view as a seal swims for its life and gives the shark a run for its money.

    1. What shark behavior is Karl, the biologist, researching around Seal Island?

      Karl is studying the feeding behavior and hunting techniques of great white sharks around Seal Island.

    2. Researchers attach Crittercam to part of an animal's body. Where is Crittercam attached to a great white shark?

      Crittercam is attached to the shark's large dorsal fin.

    3. What does Crittercam help Karl learn about the great white sharks around Seal Island?

      Crittercam allows Karl and other scientists to understand that great white sharks are very active, pursuing seals and other prey much more often than previously thought.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    Crittercam Noun

    camera designed to be worn on a wild animal, providing a "critter-eye view" of the animal's environment.

    endangered species Noun

    organism threatened with extinction.

    Encyclopedic Entry: endangered species
    great white shark Noun

    large shark native to temperate ocean waters.

    hunt Verb

    to pursue and kill an animal, usually for food.

    ocean Noun

    large body of salt water that covers most of the Earth.

    Encyclopedic Entry: ocean
    realm Noun

    region of the Earth that harbors similar groups of species.

    seal Noun

    marine mammal with flippers and a sleek coat.